2011 Workshops

18th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference

All the workshops presented at the conference April 29-30, 2011, are listed below. For workshops in the Mediation Advocacy Track look for titles marked with an asterisk or see the Mediation Advocacy Track page.

For a full conference brochure to print, download the PDF here. When you've made your choices then register for the conference on-line.

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Session Series 1:

Friday, April 29, 2011 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

1.1 Planning for Mediation*

Cathy Costantino, Director, ADR Program FDIC; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C.

1.2 Analytic Mediation: Synthesizing the Best of Mediation Styles 

John Bickerman, Bickerman Dispute Resolution, PLLC, Washington, D.C.

1.3 Why Can’t They Just Say They’re Sorry? - The Art and Science of the Apology

Nina Meierding, Negotiation and Mediation Training Services, Bainbridge Island, WA

1.4 Is That Ethical? Challenging Negotiation Dilemmas for the Neutral

Carol Bowser, Conflict Management Strategies Inc., Puyullup, WA

Jeanette Nyden, J. Nyden & Co., Inc., Seattle, WA

 

Session Series 2:

Friday, April 29, 2011 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. 

2.1 Don’t Miss the Boat: Crafting an Opening Presentation in the Joint Session that will Set the Stage for Settlement*

Eric Galton, Lakeside Mediation Center, Austin, TX

2.2 Coaching Toward Self-Determination

Betsy BeMiller, Workplace Resolutions, LLC, Federal Way, WA

2.3 Why Do We Do the Things We Do: Enneagram & MBTI as Tools to Enhance the “Self as Instrument” in Mediation

Cathy Costantino, Director, ADR Program FDIC; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C.

2.4 Breaking Stubborn Impasses: Making Use Of the Human Tendency to Learn & Grow

Gordon White, Mediator & Trainer, Victoria, BC

 

Session Series 3:

Friday, April 29, 2011 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.

3.1 Negotiating Tips and Strategies for Effective Mediation*

Teresa Wakeen, Wakeen & Associates Mediation Services, Seattle, WA

3.2 How to Work More Effectively with Attorneys in Mediation

Eric Galton, Lakeside Mediation Center, Austin, TX

3.3 Micro-Inequities and Discretionary Effort: Little Things Mean a Lot

Andre Koen, AM Horizons Training Group, Moundsview, MN

3.4 Neuroscience and Settlement: How Brain Science Impacts Your ADR Practice

Richard Birke, Willamette University College of Law, Salem, OR

 

Session Series 4:

Saturday, April 30, 2011 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

4.1 Techniques for Avoiding and Resolving Impasse*

Nina Meierding, Negotiation and Mediation Training Services, Bainbridge Island, WA

4.2 The Aikido of Facilitation

Chris Koser, Chris Koser, LLC, Seattle, WA

Tom Melancon, Seattle, Federal Executive Board , Seattle, WA

4.3 Mediation of Politics and the Politics of Mediation Part One: Does the Practice of Political Negotiation Sour the Public’s Understanding and Acceptance of Negotiation?

Robert Benjamin, Mediation & Conflict Management Services, Portland, OR

4.4 What Went Wrong? Learning from Unexpected Results

Regina Lyons, Counterpoint Resolutions, Seattle, WA

Doug Nathan, conflictmatters, Seattle, WA

4.5 Beyond Mediation: Applying the Skills of Conflict Resolution to Pro-Active Education on Communication

Jennifer Winkler, Andrew Kidde, Zoe Henderson, Bellevue Neighborhood Mediation Program, Bellevue, WA

4.6 What Focus Groups Can Tell Us About Mediation

Alan Alhadeff, Alhadeff & Forbes Mediation Services, Seattle, WA

Courtney Kaylor, McCullough Hill, PS, Seattle, WA

Anne Lucas, Seattle, Collaborative Law Training Group, Seattle, WA

 

Session Series 5:

Saturday, April 30, 2011 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

5.1 Closing the Deal*

John Bickerman, Bickerman Dispute Resolution, PLLC, Washington, DC

5.2 Introduction to Narrative: Constructing Stories of Resolution

Gary Harper, Harper & Associates, Burnaby, BC

Gordon White, Mediator & Trainer, Victoria, BC

Jody Faibish, Justitice Institute of BC, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC

5.3 Mediation of Politics and the Politics of Mediation Part Two: Useful Strategies, Techniques and Skills For Mediators to be Gleaned From Political Negotiations

Robert Benjamin, Mediation & Conflict Management Services, Portland, OR

5.4 Awakening Your New Mind - The Five Lobes of the Brain

Debra Synovec, Mediator, Seattle, WA

Karen Bonnell, Licensed & Board Certified Nurse Practitioner, Seattle, WA

5.5 Black Belt Strategies to Break Impasse

Alain Burrese, Attorney, Mediator, Missoula, MT

5.6 Growing Your Practice with a Focus on Diverse Clients

Maria Victoria, Peaceful Agreements, Newcastle, WA

Lourdes Fuentes, Law Office of Lourdes Fuentes, PLLC, Seattle, WA

 

Session Series 6:

Saturday, April 30, 2011 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

6.1 Mediation Ethics: How the RPCs Guide the Lawyer’s Role in Mediation*

Kathleen Wareham, WAMS (Washington Arbitration and Mediation Service), Seattle, WA

6.2 Unconscious Cultural Privileging in Mediation

Sharon Sutherland, University of British Columbia School of Law, Vancouver, BC

Julie Daum, Child Protection Mediation Practicum Program, Vancouver, BC

6.3 The Joy of Teaching Conflict Resolution: Engaging the Learner

Gary Harper, Harper & Associates, Burnaby, BC

6.4 Exploring High Conflict Cases

Mark Baumann, Mark Baumann Attorney at Law PS, High Conflict Institute, and Angeles Mediation, Port Angeles, WA

Rachel Hardies, MA, BELARI and Peninsula Community Mental Health Center, Port Angeles, WA

6.5 Setting the Stage with a Powerful Mediator Opening Statement
C. Kevin Coonrod, Attorney, Small Claims Court Mediation Program Coordinator, King County Dispute Resolution Center, Seattle, WA

6.6 Ombudsing, Is the Time Right Now?

Gayle Murdock, Mediator, Seattle, WA

 

Session Series 7:

Saturday, April 30, 2011 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

7.1 Presentation Excellence: Moving Beyond PowerPoint

Dave Yewman, Stategic Communications Speacialist, Vancouver, WA

Bill McGann, Third Side Mediation, Vancouver, WA

7.2 The Wisdom of Elders: Peace-Making in Alaska

Brian Jarrett, Justice Department, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK

7.3 Early Mediation: How It Works and Why

Hon. Paris Kallas, Judicial Dispute Resolution, Seattle, WA

Tom Dreiling, Attorney at Law, Seattle, WA

7.4 Representation Imbalances in Mediation: Ethical Challenges for Mediators

Michele Sales, Alisa Bacon-Sullivan, WAMS, Seattle, WA

Elizabeth Smith, Law Office of Kenneth R. Scearce, Seattle, WA

7.5 Reframing the Dynamics in ADR, TED

David Emerald Wolmendorff, Bainbridge Leadership Center, Bainbridge, Island, WA

7.6 One Finger Cannot Lift a Pebble: ADR’s Role in Resolving Tribal Contract Disputes

Gabriel Galanda, Galanda Broadman, Seattle, WA

 

*Workshops in the Mediation Advocacy Track.

 

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